Eight Indian States are Getting Ready to Crack Down on the Sikh Community
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Eight Indian States are Getting Ready to Crack Down on the Sikh Community

Indian media reported that New Delhi has given eight states the authority to utilize the so-called “Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act” in order to counteract the influence that the Sikhs For Justice’s Referendum 2020 campaign is having on their Sikh communities, which sets the stage for a massive crackdown against this minority religious group ahead of…

Will Western Governments Push Back Against Israel’s Assault on Civil Society?
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Will Western Governments Push Back Against Israel’s Assault on Civil Society?

In recent years, a crackdown by Israeli authorities on human rights NGOs – particularly those focused on Palestinian rights – has caused considerable concern internationally, attracting attention in both the media and at the governmental level. Yet, perhaps the most egregious case of Israel’s targeting of the humanitarian sector has been taking place over the…

Russia and China Display Strategic Coordination in Asia-Pacific
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Russia and China Display Strategic Coordination in Asia-Pacific

An exciting new template has appeared in the geopolitics of the Asia-Pacific last week when Russia’s Aerospace Force and China’s Air Force carried out their first-ever joint air patrol in the region. Steadily and imperceptibly but profoundly, the regional alignments are transforming. Russia and China routinely claim that their entente is neither a military alliance nor is…

The Cyprus Dispute
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The Cyprus Dispute

Cyprus is an island of only 10,000 square kilometers. Being such a small country the Cypriots value every inch of their land more than most countries do. Shockingly, the Cypriot Government controls only just over half the landmass of Cyprus. Since time immemorial Cyprus has been inhabited by Greeks. Hellenistic culture flourished there in prehistoric…